Rare Tom Brady card from 1st Super Bowl year to be auctioned

One of just 20 special football cards featuring Tom Brady in the year he won his first Super Bowl is coming up for auction

The 2002 Topps Finest X-Fractor card is expected to draw six figures, underscoring the hot market for memorabilia associated with the quarterback dubbed the GOAT, or Greatest of All Time, said Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction. Brady won his first Super Bowl on Feb. 3, 2002.

“Although he had just won a Super Bowl, he wasn’t the Tom Brady that we know now,” he said. "No one thought Brady would become the GOAT."

X-Fractor cards change appearance depending on light. Another of the 20 sold for $75,000 but the card that Saco River Auction is putting up for sale on Jan. 31 is the only one to achieve the highest-grade offered by Professional Sports Authenticator, Thibodeau said.